The first week of the second round of Cooking with confidence the group used a very simple shortbread recipe;

I thought I’d have a go and decided to make some for my partners mothers birthday. All I needed was 125G plain flour, 100G butter and 50G of sugar. I made the dough by hand and although you were supposed to roll it out with a rolling pin I flattened it with my hand because it was very fragile and breakable.

Once the dough was flattened I managed to cut out 12 biscuit shapes using a pastry cutter, as they could be damaged easily I got my support worker to place them on a lined baking tray. They went in to the oven for around 20 minutes on 150C. After they were cooked and cooled I decided to add some lemon icing to the top of the biscuits. The recipe did not suggest doing this but I wanted to make them extra special. Again, I cheated and got my support worker to make up some icing using icing sugar with the juice from 1 lemon, I wanted it to stick to the biscuits so asked her to make it thick, I wasn’t brave enough to ice the biscuits myself because I wanted them to look presentable so asked her to try and put the icing on in a spiral. When it came to the taste test the lemon icing reminded me of the taste and chewy texture of a lemon meringue. I have made chocolate chunk shortbread in the past but think I prefer making these- I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of them. They have all been eaten unfortunately.

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